Sample ballots for the 2016 Florida primary election are available from the Pinellas Supervisor of Elections Deborah Clark!
Sample ballots can be found in the August 11th edition of The Weekly Challenger, the August 19th edition of the Tampa Bay Times, and on VotePinellas.com. The sample ballots will show all races, Republican, Democrat, Libertarian, and nonpartisan. It also includes races that will only appear on actual ballots in select precincts. These ballots are a great way for voters to familiarize themselves with candidates running in the primary.
The Florida primary will take place on August 30th. Florida is a closed primary state. To vote in the a party’s primary you must have registered before the August 1st deadline and be registered with that party. All registered voters are eligible to vote on the nonpartisan school board, judicial, and proposed constitutional amendment four. Voters may find their precinct on their voter identification card, or on the Supervisor of Elections’s website. The 2016 election is an important one for the state of Florida with the entire senate up for election.
If you have not registered to vote, there is still time to register before the general election. The deadline to register is October 11th.